March 12, 1944
— CBS World News Today. John Daly in Naples, Italy, interviews B-26 pilot Lt. Jack A. Larkin of Great Falls, Mont., about bombing Florence, Italy. Daly said that the Air Force had bombed outlying rail lines in hopes of making a rail on Florence, but was unsuccessful. Larkin says that pilots received detailed briefings on places of cultural significance in Florence that were not to be hit under any circumstances. Pope Pius XII also pleaded with combatants to spare Rome from battle.